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June 30, 2012

July 1, 2012

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July in New Jersey is at its peak for summer events and for the biggest summer holiday of the season with July 4th barbecues and fireworks celebrations. This is the time of the year when the Jersey Shore comes alive with trips to the beach, amusements parks, boardwalks, and restaurants.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular July Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular July 2012 Events and Things To Do

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

State Fair Meadowlands
Until July 8th, 2012
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.
All Tickets Include Free Live Entertainment. Free live shows include: Circus Maximus, Shark Adventure Show, The Big Cat Show, The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, Belmont Festival of Magic, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, and the Educational Petting Zoo. Free Live concerts include; Goodbye Friday, Slim Chance & The Gamblers, Chuck Schaeffer Band, Reality Suite, Kings Highway, Wanted, and many more performances.
Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of July 3 & 4th

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2012 - 9:20 pm
Best viewing from Hoboken and Weehawken, with decent views from Jersey City & North Bergen.This year, Macy's 4th of July Firework, the nation's largest 4th of July pyrotechnic display, has the theme "Ignite the Night." It features more than 40,000 fireworks synchronized to a 25-minute score and feature performances by Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. In Hoboken the fireworks can be viewed from one of the many other places along the waterfront such as Pier A or Maxwell Place Park.

Atlantic City
July 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm
The fireworks show titled "Let it Rock" is visible for a one mile stretch of the Boardwalk and beach from Revel Resort on Metropolitan Avenue to The Atlantic Club on Boston Avenue.
It will be choreographed to music which will be broadcast by 95.1 WAYV FM radio.

Anglesea Blues Festival™
July 13, 14, 15, 2012
North Wildwood, NJ
The Anglesea Blues Festival™ features both national and regional blues musicians and is held in conjunction with the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™. Top Blues acts are featured on the FREE outdoor main stage, as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs. Main stage entertainment to be announced.

Xponential Music Fest
July 19, 20, 21, 22, 2012
Wiggins Park
Camden Waterfront
Camden, NJ
For tickets visit:
A 3-Day family music festival with top artists. Last years artists included:
Emmylou Harris, Keb' Mo', Citizen Cope, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Smithereens, Ben Folds, Shemekia Copeland, Booker T., Joseph Arthur, North Mississippi Allstars, Duo Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Ra Ra Riot, Hayes Carll, Dar Williams, Sun Airway, Carbon Leaf, Jukebox the Ghost, Susan Werner, Givers, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Miles and the Waywards, David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, Nicos Gun, Hezekiah Jones & Andrew Lipke, Kuf Knotz, Matt Duke, Deb Callahan, Other Lives, and Kingsfoil

The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Friday, July 27 ,2012 - 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Solberg Airport
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(973) 882-5464
One of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 125 special shape and sport hot air balloons, headlining music concerts, continuous family entertainment, crafters and vendors, food, Friday evening fireworks, and a balloon glow. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-HOT-AIR9.

Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan
Saturday July 28, 2012 at 7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center

Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars
July 28 - 31, 2012
First Energy Park
Lakewood, NJ
A wonderful family event featuring performing elephants, camels, zebras and ponies, angels in the Air Trapeze with the all female troupe of the Flying Ponces, circus ring, the Globe of Death featuring Anthony, Eric (15 yrs old) and Sister Wendy (11 yrs old), a Free Style Motor Show featuring daredevil driving on ATV's, and 3rd generation performer Jennifer Herriott Walker presenting her playful pooches.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Mister C's Beach Bistro
Allenhurst, NJ
Looking for that outdoor summer dining experience with awesome beach/oceanfront views? Experience the unbeatable ocean view from the inside bar and the outside Tiki Bar patio dining area. It's a great place to come if your want to enjoy a leisurely drink for dinner at the bar. The bar is set up against a huge glass window looking down on the beach and the ocean. [ Read review ]

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in April:

Top Events in July - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in July - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.
July 4th Events and Fireworks - Celebrations. Discover where and when the July 4, Independence Day celebrations in NJ are.

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